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Feb 15, 2013 11:05pm PST
can buy. the house races last fall cost over $1 billion. it took more than $700 million to elect just a third of the senate. the two presidential candidates raised more than a billion a piece. the website politico added it all up to find that the total number of dollars spent on the 2012 election exceeded the number of people on this planet -- some seven billion. most of it didn't come from the average joe and jane. 60% of all super pac donations came from just 159 people. and the top 32 super pac donors gave an average of $9.9 million dollars. think how many teachers that much money could hire. we'll never actually know where all of the money comes from. one-third of the billion dollars from outside groups was "dark money," secret funds anonymously funneled through fictional "social welfare" organizations. those are front groups, created to launder the money inside the deep pockets. and don't let anyone ever tell you the money didn't make a difference. more than 80% of house candidates and 2/3 of senate candidates who outspent their general election opponents won, and were present an
Feb 11, 2013 5:30am PST
on the 28th of february. he was elected pope as the age of 78. we will be getting more information on this breaking news story in just a couple of minutes right here on al jazeera. stay tuned. it just a reminder, we are hearing from the vatican that pope benedict xvi has resigned. let's find out more and bring in sabine joining us on the telephone from italy. what more could you tell us on this announcement the pope will be resigning february 28? >> it appears the pope made the announcement himself but the information is very, very sketchy. of course, this is really big news. having a poker resign is something we have not seen for hundreds and hundreds of years. it appears the pope gave the announcement in latin. that is all we have a moment. we are obviously going to be following this story very closely indeed to see how things develop. >> i understand information just coming in, and very scarce at the moment. but any idea as to why he is going to resign? and why he has made this announcement? >> at the moment, we have no idea of whatsoever why he decided to resign and why he made
Feb 16, 2013 7:00pm EST
the election, people knew about it. that is why i won by 30,000 votes. >> a lot of people find it hard to understand how ministers, such as yourself, and other politicians can a whole lot if they are facing serious charges themselves. >> just charging someone is not enough. you have to wait until you are convicted. anyone can be charged for any number of reasons. >> but in many other countries, many other democracies, if we could carry on -- >> please, stop the camera. >> why do you want to stop the camera? >> the minister is gone. his supporters made their feelings clear. for many, this is a harsh place. millions live in extreme poverty. their lives governed by religion and caste. many women never even report an assault, due to the social stigma. we are looking for the woman that the minister is accused of raping. "how do i know" says a neighbor. against a wall of silence. they seem almost too scared to tell us where she is. one person asks who will save them if they go against the establishment. >> these charges. an attempt to murder. >> this man says he tried to go against the estab
Feb 10, 2013 9:35pm EST
and immigration and also talked about the 2012 election. this is just over 45 minutes. >> i understand the next speaker does not need an introduction. but then i would not have anything to say. so you know -- thank you, thank you, thank you. for over 20 years, bill clinton has been a determined evangelist for the american dream. the voters of this country put him in the white house twice. not only because he understands what the american dream is all about, but because he also has a gift for explaining why our party is so committed to defending and promoting the dream. during his eight years as president, he oversaw record job growth, 22.7 million jobs created. he also became the first president to balance the budget four years in a row. the stock market went up 226%. it went down 25% under george bush. the years of his presidency were a time when our middle-class felt secure. it was a time when our economy created opportunities for more people to afford college. i have supported a constitutional amendment to repeal the 22nd amendment, which says that people cannot reelect a president for a thi
Feb 9, 2013 5:15pm EST
peaceful constitutional transfer of power, which is through a general election. this is the first elected government we have in five years. we look forward to engaging with the united states as a new democracy, which we have been for the last many years. as i rounded this out, i also am looking forward to discussing many issues, but also to tell you that we are now in the middle of a sustained chronology of institutional working groups that address different issues of interest to both countries, namely on issues of the economy from energy, defense, law enforcement, counter-terrorism, and of course, a strategic stability. our principles have also been meeting -- we had a meeting in brussels, as you have heard appeared to have also been meeting off and on in that working groups as well as high level bilateral engagements. we have had several visitors from pakistan. we're looking forward to a relationship that has defined by confidence and mutual respect. we are longstanding friends and allies. i look forward to working with all of you as friends. it is difficult to take me out of journalism
Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm PST
expect elections to work in a country that is supposedly the beacon of light for the world, right? not historically, not for regular folks. certainly not for 102 retired ladies. and after he hosted desilene victor at the state of the union last night and told her story about trying to vote and this problem in our country, president obama then moved on later on in the speech to propose a solution to this problem. >> we must all do our part to make sure our god-given rights are protected here at home. that includes one of the most fundamental rights of a democracy, the right to vote. when any american no matter where they live or what their party are denied that right, because they can't afford to wait for five or six or seven hours just to cast their ballot, we are betraying our ideals. so tonight i'm announcing a nonpartisan commission to improve the voting experience in america. and it definitely needs improvement. i'm asking two long-time experts in the field, who recently served as top attorneys for my campaign and for governor romney's campaign to lead it. we can fix this. and
Feb 12, 2013 10:00pm PST
battle for control of the house and the senate... >> one of the most closely watched midterm elections in years... >> decision day, voters across america head to the polls for midterm elections, with control of congress hanging in the balance... >> 435 house seats are in contention... >> and on top of that, 37 senate races and 37 governor's races will also be decided today... >> narrator: november 2010. president barack obama anxiously waited for the midterm election results. >> you can't understand what happened in the budget crisis that ensued, and that still hovers, without understanding the 2010 elections, because that's the whole deal. >> an historic election for the republican party... >> narrator: and later that evening... >> it's a whole new political world for the president... >> narrator: he knew the worst. >> a whole new day in washington... >> well, it was obviously a sobering outcome, the midterm. he was very unhappy and sad about the loss. we had a meeting at the white house, and the president began by saying, "we got our butts kicked, and there's no doubt about it." >> n
Feb 10, 2013 11:00am EST
terms in the house of representatives and three terms in the senate. elected to house in 1978, he was part of the democratic leadership before moving to the senate for three terms beginning in 1987. he was elected senate democratic leader in 1994 as one of the longest-serving democratic leaders in the senate, and the only one to serve twice as majority leader and twice as minority leader. since he left the senate in 2005, senator daschle has continued to have a strong voice among washington policy makers. each contribute to the debate over health care, change, renewable energy, financial services reform, telecommunications and international trade issues. in 2007 he joined with three other former senators majority leaders, howard baker, george mitchell and bob dole to create a bipartisan policy center, which seeks to find common ground on the nation's most pressing issues. these days he's a senior policy adviser, and is a member of the global board. today, senator daschle will discuss his new book, "the u.s. senate," written with charles robbins. and it explains some historical det
Feb 11, 2013 8:30am EST
elections would be held in 1990. in that election, aung san suu kyi, nominee for the national league for democracy handily defeated the military candidate. instead, suu ky was put under house arrest where she would spend 15 of the next 21 years. as if to underline what they saw as burma's new era, the generals also changed its name to myanmar. but the u.s. and other western powers refused to recognize the name or the military regime's legitimacy. when the regime continued to ignore election results the u.s. imposed sanctions against burma. they forbid investment in the country and blocked travel for senior burmese officials. >> that policy under both presidents clinton and bush was, in effect, regime change. it said in the reports from the state department to the congress every six months basically said, "go back an honor the results of the may, 1990 elections which the opposition swept and then we'll talk to you." (instrumental music) >> myanmar's pro-democracy leader, aung san suu kyi, has hailed her party's performance in sunday's bi-election as a triumph for the people. her natio
Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
friday. after the last mid-term elects in 2010, the one where the republicans did so well, after those mid-terms, the first major special election that got a lot of national attention ended up being this one, right? the scott brown senate race in massachusetts. long-time democratic senator ted kennedy had died during his term in office. so they held a special election to fill ted kennedy's seat in january 2011. after the november '10 mid terms. republicans were over the moon with how well they did in midterms. then they were over the moon and over the moon again when this previously unknown republican state legislature scott brown won that u.s. senate seat and found himself going to washington. now scott brown did not stay there long. he ended up serving only a partial term in ted kennedy's seat. when he had to defend that seat in this last election in november, he lost the seat as an incumbent by eight points. scott brown and herman cain were both announced this week as the latest contributors on the fox news channel. so that is what scott brown will be doing now with herman cain inst
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Feb 10, 2013 12:00pm PST
the party in the wake of 2012 elections. to that end they pledge to take sides in primary races backing candidates they see as more electable. this has set up a fierce backlash saying that it sidelines conservative candidates in favor of more establishment choices. we're back with dan and dorothy and james freeman also joins the panel. i should say at the start dorothy is a fox contributor. get that out of the way. what do you think of his effort. >> i think she doing a great service. it was overdue. it would take a rational petition. this has happened before. if you remember, goldwater people were very angry people but compared with the base, they were the mormon tabernacle choir. we have seen karl rove republican heart which watched went on with the primaries, who heard the extremist views of so many candidates. that brings to the republican base. they have a solid word that it is not. >> paul: what about the fact that the establishment so-called candidates that rove backed, in the last primary lost. tommy thompson, for example in wisconsin. danny in montana. they were not tea party c
Feb 11, 2013 12:00am PST
elected supervisors who by virtue of their election are now members of the san francisco county consultation authority commissioners london bree and norman yee. i look forward to working with you. please call item 2. >> this is an action item. >> before we act on this item i would like to open any public comment, any member of the public who would like to speak on item two come forward. seeing none public comment is closed. madam clerk if you can do a roll call. >> (roll call) the item passes. >> chairman: i'm wondering is legally a member of the commission is allowed to abstain; i assume there is no problem with that. proceed. >> the item passes. >> thank you very much. if you can please call item number 3. chair's report. >> chair: welcome to the new calendar year i have brief remarks given that it's only been a month since we had our meeting and we just started this legislative session. as noted earlier we have two newly elected members of the commission. again welcome commissioners london breed and norman yee to the first meeting. with the presidential election behind u
Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm PST
in conclave mid-march to elect a successor. the pope will not participate. there's you are surgency to hav pope seated before the holy week. we start with claudio in vatican city. when's the latest? >> reporter: hi, toure. now the countdown is finally started, of course. well, there's no -- usually people don't have the chance to see the -- to know when the end of an end happens because in the past the pope had to die before a new pope could be voted in. this time, we have a date. 28th of february and we got a lot of reaction to the announcement of pope benedict xvi that he is resigning. first of all, look at how he -- well, he abdicated rather than resigning. let's see how. he did that during a low-key affair this morning the vatican meeting with cardinals. wasn't a big deal and he said -- his speech made it in latin. not italian or english or a comprehensible language to most people and it was down to somebody from a local press office, local wire agency to actually figure out that he actually said, well look, i'm going to abdicate. even the way that he resigned or -- sorry. abdicated wa
Feb 12, 2013 11:00pm EST
president obama delivered his first state of the union address since his re-election. seated among the lerkz and house chambers were americans who symbolize the the priorities including young undocumented immigrants and victims of begun vie -- gun violence. he became emotional preventing further shootings just as he was in the aftermath of sandy hook. he sought his vision for a stronger middle class. he spoke of immigration reform, raising the minimum wage and energy independence. quoted john f. kennedy 1962 speech saying the substitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress. you agenda he made few concessions to republicans. it remans to be seen whether the president can break away from the bitter partisanship and dysfunction of his first term and whether he can strike the grand bargains the country needs. >> the greatest nation on worth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crises to the next we can't do it. [applause] let's agree, let's agree right here right now to keep the people's government open and pay our bills on time and always up
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am PST
and nine months before the next presidential election and they are already trying to suppress the vote. and the new mission behind girl scout cookies. and first, the uninhabited islands in the pacific ocean could lead to world war iii. >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. in new york where up to a footf of snow is on the ground right now as a major winter storm continues to battle the northeast. a state of emergency in effect in new york, and massachusetts and connecticut and rhode island and new hampshire and across the region, 650,000 homes and businesses are without power this morning. new york mayor michael bloomberg urged people to stay off of the roads, but the long island expredzway is littered with cars that became stuck overnight. new england is getting the brunt of the snow with two feet of snow in boston. and massachusetts governor deval patrick has banned every vehicle on every road in the state. and the snow is creating a travel nightmare for passengers with more than 5 sthou flights cancelled already. we will have updates throughout the show this morning, but now w
Feb 13, 2013 12:00am PST
the election is more competent, is more aggressive really seems to be of a differ temperment than the first term president walter. >> i think you saw this pivot from going to crystal crises defining everything to a real vision, a vision that's not shamed by a fiscal crises but shaped by jobs and opportunity. that's fining the confidence in his footing. i think he threw out a very big idea that hasn't gotten much time which is preschool for every kid in america. that's an important idea for which he will be remembered if he can push it through. and i suspect he will be able to push it through. >> rose: i suspect all the thing he tries to do education is a place where there's really action and some interest on that across the boundaries and he gets some credit. dorothy -- doris. >> don't you remember me anymore. >> rose: yes i do. is there an element of this man about boldness that presidents that you have lived with have expressed? >> i think there's no question that the experience of having gone through the last four years and then having one re-election has given him inner strength now t
Feb 9, 2013 6:00am EST
-sponsored that with me. he was an opponent of term limits. i went up to him after the election and said henry, i'm going to put that bill in again. he said fine. on tuesday, we came back. henry was sitting on one of the seats. he said, i do not want you to put my name on that bill. henry, you have co-sponsored this for five congresses. i discussed it with my staff and they say if we pass that amendment, bill clinton may be reelected. [laughter] when i asked him why, he told me. it was a reflection of the respect and fear they have about bill clinton. he has continued to set his sights on service. after eight years in office, he had seen the terrible effects of poverty and illness of those living in the developing world. in launching the clinton global initiative, he continues to widen the constellation of challenges in which he has applied his extraordinary talents and energy. limits on religious freedom, every impediment to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. after president of the united states, he could only become president of the world. the praise the respect he receives from both sides of
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Feb 12, 2013 11:30pm PST
is coming up with some type of autopsy of the last election. >> you've got to do a full autopsy. >> stephen: yes, a full autopsy. which is also the republican alternative to obamacare. [laughter] to plot their path back to power, the gop recently held a three-day conference in williamsburg, virginia, which is the perfect location, because the republican platform also re-enacts the 18th century. [laughter] they say they went there for a little self-reflection exactly what men inspired by ayn rand need-- more time thinking about themselves. [laughter] they also reached out to voters, with a web-survey asking how they can improve their messaging. and a computerized web survey is the perfect way to hear from republicans' core constituency of the extremely old. latch laugh the number one suggestion was, "hello? hello? how does this thing make toast?" [laughter] [cheers and applause] and after that, the gop crunched the numbers and figured out what they need to change about their views toward women, immigration, and tax cuts for the rich. and the answer was-- i have it "nothing." it's a blank she
Feb 10, 2013 11:00am PST
, but to get back to a national election. the political team on "first read" had a reality check for what you and other republicans face. talking about the challenge for republicans as they focus more on tone than policies. majorities of americans rejected some of the party's central principles. according to the exit polls from the november presidential election. for instance, 60% say that income tax rates should either go up on all americans or those with incomes above $250,000. 59% said abortion should be legal in all or most cases. 65% favor giving illegal immigrants a path to legal status. it's rare to find politicians in washington who believe their political believes will cost them an election or policy defeat. they almost always blame communication. isn't this more than tone that's an issue? isn't it more than rebranding? isn't it some of the central beliefs of the republican party that have hurt it with the electorate? >> david what i talked about this week was the need for us to connect our conservative principles with helping people and making their life work again. and i have talke
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